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Yeah its not recomanded and maybe you should use tmpwatch to do it (http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_tmpwatch.htm) and delete only oldies :-)

But first question is : why do you want to remove all the temporary files ? Just to save space (Did you tried to look at cache files too ) ?

Ex : yum store his cache at /var/cache/yum and this cache can be sometime huge ...